CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set

If you are passionate about working with people with disabilities, want a fulfilling career and want to make a difference to the quality of a person’s life, now is the time to start your studies with the CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set

This course will provide you with exposure to the Disability Sector within the Community Services Industry and provide you with insight into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the range of career opportunities that it has created within the sector.

Make a change today and learn new skills by completing the Nationally Recognised CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set.

In this Induction to Disability course, you will learn the skills required to participate as an employee or service provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS has created one of the largest job opportunities in Australian history and given the scale and pace of the reform to the disability support sector, there is a substantial shortage of workers.

For organisations working with people with disabilities, the CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set is a great skill set to induct a new worker into a variety of roles supporting people with disabilities.

Course Support

This is an interactive course and also includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals.

You will have the chance to attend weekly live online classes and also live chat sessions. During these, you will learn additional skills that will either clarify or enhance your learning from the course.

These weekly live classes and chat sessions will also give you the chance to ask questions and also interact with fellow students.

In this Skill Set you’ll learn to

  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Foster human rights
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care, manual handling and infection control

Disability Career Opportunities

The Department of Social Services has determined that the scale of job creation is expected to exceed previous major national projects with an estimated 90,000 Full-time employees required over the next five years.

Job Roles include:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Children’s Service Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Officer
  • Welfare Rights Worker
  • Community Education Worker

Community Services Qualification Pathways

By completing CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability Skill Set, you will also have the option of continuing to complete the following courses through Australis. The number of Units of Competency required to complete these courses will likely be reduced as they may contain 1 or more of the 4 units in this Skill Set. This will enable you to apply these credits to these courses, reducing the number of units you need to complete, which will reduce the tuition fees and study time required to achieve them.


The CHCSS0081 Induction to Disability Skill Set runs for 4 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

Learners are required to have a supervisor in their community services/health field sign their third party assessments to confirm tasks are performed in the workplace.


There are 4 subjects in the CHCSS0081 Induction to Disability Skill Set.


There are no exams in the CHCSS0081 Induction to Disability Skill Set.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions and open book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

You will also complete a range of ‘on the job’ workplace based assessments.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

Skill Set Requirements

There are no study pre-requisites required to enrol and complete this course, however there are some requirements you need to meet:

  • Must be able to find own suitable placement to complete workplace-based assessments
  • Recommended Police check (dated no more than 3 months before enrolment)
  • Work With Children Check/Blue Card for placement/employment
  • Access to an internet-connected computer with webcam and microphone

Practical Placement

Whilst placement for this skill set is not mandatory, students must already be working or able to obtain work or volunteer in a suitable organisation in order to complete the required workplace-based assessments for the Unit of Competency CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $375 per month x 4 months = $1,500.

Option 2: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Corporate team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

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Reasons to study the CHCSS0081 Induction to Disability Skill Set with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the course ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in various case management and community services roles for many years.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually worked in the industry and been everything from Support Officers through to Disability Support Workers).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?